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February 22, 2017 4:20 PM ‘Impizzable’ offense? Iceland pineapple ban sparks firestorm

MANILA, Philippines - Icelandic President Gudni Thorlacius Johannesson ignited a global debate this week by suggesting that he would ban pineapples as a topping on pizza if he could, according to a report in the Washington Post. Johannesson made the comments during a visit last week to a school in Akureyri, a town in northern Iceland. The president 5

February 22, 2017 4:16 PM Davao hit man heats up senators

A Senate inquiry into the confession of a former leader of the so-called Davao Death Squad (DDS) will proceed despite opposition from President Rodrigo Duterte’s allies. A day after Mr. Duterte’s supporters lost a vote on the inquiry, Sen. Richard Gordon took the floor on Wednesday and insisted that the Senate should not be the venue for someone who had apparently 8

February 22, 2017 1:54 PM A geophysical planet definition

In 2006, during their 26th General Assembly, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) adopted a formal definition of the term "planet". This was done in the hopes of dispelling ambiguity over which bodies should be designated as "planets", an issue that had plagued astronomers ever since they discovered objects beyond the orbit of Neptune that were comparable 6

February 22, 2017 1:31 PM Netflix brings back Instagram contest for ‘Chef’s Table Season 3′

Netflix continues search for the best food-lovin’ Instagrammers in Asia as “Chef’s Table” returns with its latest season. There is no love as true like the love for food. We love to eat it, we love to watch others cook it, and above all, we love to photograph it. Inspired by Asians’ passion for food and “Chef’s Table Season 3,” Netflix launches its search 5

February 22, 2017 11:38 AM Mocha Uson answers ‘showbiz reporter': ‘I should know, I used to be a sexy artist’

Controversial blogger Mocha Uson yet again strikes back at another personality who slammed her for her highly disputed video post over program standards on television. Although Uson did not strictly drop the name of the showbiz reporter, many believe she could be referring to entertainment columnist Ogie Diaz. Diaz just a few days ago called her out over her harsh 4

February 22, 2017 7:59 AM Convicted ex-Hong Kong leader jailed 20 months for misconduct

Former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang was sentenced to 20 months in prison on Wednesday after a high-profile corruption trial found him guilty of misconduct during his time at the helm of the city. Tsang, 72, who held the leadership post of chief executive for seven years from 2005, is the most senior city official ever to be convicted in a criminal trial 5

February 22, 2017 6:19 AM Magic Johnson says he had other offers but wants to fix the Lakers

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Magic Johnson strolled into the conference room wearing his trademark smile, television-ready in a trim black suit, light blue shirt and black tie. All along the walls surrounding him were photos of the Los Angeles Lakers' glorious past, from fellow legendary players to snapshots of iconic games and championship parades -- all moments 4

February 22, 2017 3:16 AM LOOK: Aga has birthday message for Lea

MANILA - Actor Aga Muhlach took to social media to share his birthday message for Broadway star and former on-screen partner Lea Salonga. In an Instagram post, Muhlach referred to Salonga as his "dear friend." "Happy birthday to this sweet, thoughtful, workaholic (where do you get your energy?!) dear, dear friend of mine! Proud of you! Have a good one! Cheers 4

February 22, 2017 2:57 AM DepEd to schools: Check 'roadworthiness' of buses for field trips

The education department also reminds schools and parents that educational field trips are not mandatory Iin a statement Wednesday, the DepEd also urged schools to "verify the proper registration and roadworthiness of the buses or the vehicles to be used" while making sure the drivers in charge "have the appropriate know-how and frame of mind when on the road." At least 3

February 22, 2017 2:53 AM Essendon air crash: what will the investigators be looking for?

The Conversation By Geoffrey Dell from Central Queensland University Just before 9:00am on Tuesday, a twin-engined Beechcraft B200 Super King Air turbo-prop aircraft took off from runway 17 at Essendon Airport outside Melbourne in Victoria. Shortly after take-off, the pilot declared an emergency and reported an engine failure to air traffic control 4